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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15168  Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand and explain LIC documentation, implement LIC systems, implement resource management techniques for LIC projects, and provide on-job training and coaching for team members in LIC methods.

These competencies complement the generic technical and supervisory competencies and underpins the other core learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

It contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF level 3 Language and Mathematics competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Pre-planning a LIC contract includes the establishment of LIC procedures and systems, supervisory information systems, and the development of an appropriate and resourced time schedule (barchart) programme.
2. Project-specific systems are those incorporated in the project specifications, such as specific measurement and recording proformas. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand and explain Labour Intensive Construction documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. LIC contract documents are explained in relation to LIC principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. LIC project documents and project-specific systems are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The role and participation of local communities is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. LIC activities are identified for a project according to LIC principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A site is established incorporating the LIC principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Labour requirements for LIC activities are estimated accurately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Labour selection, recruitment and induction is performed according to LIC procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriate plant, equipment and tools are selected and utilised according to LIC principles and activity requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Material resources are identified and procured timeously according to the requirements of the programme. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Task workers have the appropriate skills & tools in order to perform their jobs competently. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to team members. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Implement LIC administrative systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Records are kept in accordance with LIC site procedures and quality management systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Personnel administration is implemented in accordance with LIC site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes - Labour Intensive".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Labour Intensive Construction Principles, techniques and systems.
  • The Labour Intensive philosophy, including the need for using LIC methods in South Africa, and the social consequences thereof.
  • The implementation of Integrated Environmental Management principles as they relate to LIC.
  • Legal and statutory requirements pertaining to Labour Intensive Construction projects, including but not limited to :
  • The draft Agreement for Labour Intensive Construction (Draft 10).
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R63, (or as amended), including the Ministerial Determination No 3 : Special Works Programmes.
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R64, (or as amended), including the Code of Good Practice for employment and conditions of work for Special Public Works Programmes.
  • Interim Guidelines for Labour-based Construction Projects (Construction and Development Series, No 2 - DBSA.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, pertaining to labour intensive works.
  • The concept of tasks, task norms, and their establishment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and explain Labour Intensive Construction documentation.
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained.
  • LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and explain Labour Intensive Construction documentation.
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems.
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects.
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The role and participation of local communities is explained.
  • LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures.
  • Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities.
  • Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures.
  • On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to team members.
  • Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation and management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems.
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures.
  • A site is established incorporating the LIC principles.
  • Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities.
  • LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented.
  • Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods.
  • Records are kept in accordance with LIC site procedures and quality management systems.
  • Personnel administration is implemented in accordance with LIC site requirements.
  • Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems.
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects.
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods.
  • Implement LIC administrative systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods.
  • Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures.
  • Records are kept in accordance with LIC site procedures and quality management systems.
  • Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems.
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects.
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods.
  • Implement LIC administrative systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods.
  • Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures.
  • Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager.
  • Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and explain Labour Intensive Construction documentation.
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained.
  • The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained.
  • LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and explain Labour Intensive Construction documentation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained.
  • LIC contract documents are explained in relation to LIC principles.
  • LIC project documents and project-specific systems are implemented.
  • The role and participation of local communities is explained.
  • The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Labour selection, recruitment and induction is performed according to LIC procedures.
  • On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to team members.
  • Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Notes to the assessors :

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again.This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the above principles of assessment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Buna Construction And Projects 
    4. Buyisiwe Management Services 
    5. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    6. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    7. Dego Consultants 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    10. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    11. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    12. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    13. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    14. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    15. Jot Tirelo 13 Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Kagano Consulting Services 
    17. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    18. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    19. Masana Social Consultants cc 
    20. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    21. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    22. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    23. Mthoms Trading 
    24. MTL Training and Projects 
    25. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    26. NOLOSHA 
    27. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    28. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    29. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    30. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    31. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    32. Realeboga Training Provider 
    33. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    34. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    35. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    36. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Thabomeleng 
    38. The Royal Dish CC 
    39. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    40. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    41. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    42. TSK Projects 
    43. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    44. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    45. Zama Training & Developments 



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